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Online Learning at SUNY Plattsburgh

Online enrollment increased for the 14th year in a row in 2016, according to an annual analysis of U.S. Department of Education data from the Babson Survey Research Group.

Advance your career. Expand your mind.

Online programs and courses offer convenient alternatives to traditional classroom-based courses. Some online courses require partial classroom attendance, while others are exclusively online.

  • For adult learners busy with jobs, family, and other responsibilities, online studies bring greater freedom. The wide range of available courses makes it easy to find the subject that’s right for you.
  • Enrolled students appreciate the convenience of online courses when used as supplements to their regular classroom studies.

We offer studies to fit your needs: full-time, part-time, anytime

  • Are you considering college study as a way to enhance your intellectual life or improve your career outlook?
  • Are you a SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury student looking for online study options?
  • Are you an enrolled Plattsburgh student who is looking for greater scheduling flexibility?
  • Are you interested in online courses that you can take without having to enroll in a degree program?

What makes online learners successful?

A sincere desire to learn is one of the most powerful qualities any student can possess. Successful online students also possess academic confidence. They practice self-discipline, work well independently, are honest, and are prepared to participate on a regular basis. Excellent time-management and information-management skills are important requirements for online learners.

What basic skills do I need?

Online study is not for everyone. If you lack basic computer and/or written communication skills, we recommend that you develop those skills in a different learning environment before registering for an online course. Online courses require as much time as attending classes and completing assignments for campus courses. The consequences for not completing an online course are the same as those for a traditional course. All coursework is documented on your official college transcript.

Take this free self assessment to find out if you are ready for online courses.

What about equipment?

You’ll need a personal computer connected to the Internet. We can help you to determine the right hardware and software that you need to begin online study.

Explore a practice online course now

View our Online Practice Course — First log-in to Moodle using your NetId, then enroll yourself in the practice course.

Course and program choices

SUNY Plattsburgh teaches a wide variety of courses online, as well as a complete online degree track in nursing.

Get started

If you are not enrolled in a degree track and would simply like to sign up for courses, you need to register as a non-matriculated student. You can then select your courses.

If you are not enrolled in a degree program but would like to enroll, begin by applying for admission to the college. Once accepted, you can take courses online and in classroom settings. Note that only the RN-to-BS program is completely online.

If you are a SUNY Plattsburgh student enrolled at the SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury, you can register for online courses through the regular registration process.

Contact Information

For more information about online learning at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact us:

John Locke, TEL Coordinator
Online Learning Office

Phone: (518) 564-4537
Email: [email protected]

Mailing Address
Library & Information Technology Services
SUNY Plattsburgh
2 Draper Avenue
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Note: When communicating with us about online courses and programs, please provide as much information as possible, including your name, student status, and contact information. If you are interested in a specific course, please let us know the title and semester. We look forward to hearing from you!